Competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) goes far beyond simply displaying your project. Imagine meeting and competing with the top young scientists from around the country and the world. Being selected to display your science project at this level is evidence of an exceptionally high level of talent and commitment, and is recognized by the top colleges and universities around the country. We at the OCSEF are committed to your success in this challenge, and we encourage you to contact us for more details if you are an Orange County 9th through 12th grade student interested in competing.
...judging can affect students profoundly, sometimes altering their career choices...
Comments from past OCSEF judges:
“Thank you very much for allowing me to participate in this event as a judge. I had a great time reading the abstracts and was thrilled to see the projects as well as speak to the students. I would definitely be interested in joining you next year so do keep me in mind.”
“I thank you for a wonderful day! I had a great time meeting and working with all of my fellow judges.”
“I am greatly encouraged to see such enthusiasm for science and engineering with these youngsters. They are our future, the best and the brightest. I will indeed be a part of the next cycle as a judge.”